Although nurses commonly deal with death, no standardised training in last offices is available. Jo Wilson and colleagues explain why nationally endorsed guidance is urgently needed
New NICE guidelines will help nurses to be proactive about improving the lives of children and families who are affected by childhood continence issues, says Jenny Perez
The commissioning of high quality care is dependent on the right level of clinical advice from front-line clinicians closest to the patient and carer.
NHS Direct saves the health service millions by reducing attendances at A&E and GP practices. We talk to Antonina Kimonge to find out what it takes to be the voice on the end of the line.
Am I sickened and shamed by Tuesday’s Health Service Ombudsmans report? Most certainly. How could any normal, decent human being not be. Am I surprised? Not in the least.
Increasing life expectancy should be celebrated, but with it comes the challenges of the increased likelihood of multiple health conditions.
Did you know that nursing was originally a principally male occupation? We have Florence Nightingale to thank for enduring notions that nursing is work requiring traditionally female attributes and hence suited more for women.
MRSA has become synonymous with media and public perception of “superbugs”. An explosion of news articles linked it to dirty hospitals in the early 2000s.
Much has been written on the cost implications of delayed discharge of patients in acute settings.
Healthcare assistants need more training to distinguish between moisture lesions and pressure ulcers